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Project by TheBee posted 1998 days ago 1656 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1000 bfd of pine, the new look of my old shop. I was lucky enough to help saw the rough cut. This was the the most enjoyable project I have ever taken on. Looking for ideas on what or if to treat the pine siding.

-- It is, what it is.





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 1998 days ago

well if you don’t treat it , it should eventually weather to a nice silver gray…. maybe you’ll want to protect it with some brand of waterproofer , like Thompsons’ , or stain it ….but If you paint it , you’ll always have to paint it again…and again …..and …just my 2cents worth : )

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tenontim

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#2 posted 1998 days ago

Nice job. And if I’m not wrong, about that chimney being connected to a wood stove, you shouldn’t have any problems with scraps cluttering up your shop.

-- Tim

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 1998 days ago

Paint it a dark cherry RED … Cool posting

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Moron

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#4 posted 1998 days ago

thats really nice

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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jaxx

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#5 posted 1998 days ago

can i suggest you also match your doors to the very nice siding

cheers

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OutPutter

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#6 posted 1998 days ago

I’d try to find a product that will freeze the look and color of the pine as it looks right now. I can’t tell you exactly what would do that but, I love the look of the shop right now. I’m sure you’ll like working in the shop all the much more since now when you arrive, you get to look at a very cool building too.

-- Jim

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trifern

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#7 posted 1998 days ago

I really like the Cabot products. Nice looking shop.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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TheBee

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#8 posted 1998 days ago

Thanks for the comments, it is hard to decide to let it weather or finish it. The wood stove makes it very comfortable even on the coldest days. Now I have to make the inside better cause I like looking at the outside to much.

Larry

-- It is, what it is.

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rtb

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#9 posted 1997 days ago

Rather than a water seal which is mostly parafin and has to be repeated almost yearly, think about spar varnish, sprayed, if you want to preserve the color and the wood.

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Paul

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#10 posted 1997 days ago

It will surely rot if you don’t treat it, you will see it rot starting at the bottom where the most rain splashes on it then work it’s way up. Also it would attract more insects if not treated.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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Blake

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#11 posted 1997 days ago

Wow. Looks like fun!

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oldskoolmodder

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#12 posted 1997 days ago

I vote for a “natural” finish as opposed to letting it grey. Grey (to me) looks too drap, I’d want to see something that was more or less, bright, when I was going in to the shop. It would make me happier to be inside (working) doing something fun.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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JonJ

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#13 posted 1997 days ago

Wow! nice shop. I have a garage and house both with rough pine siding. The garage is untreated and the house has CWF with UV blocker. The garage is a little over 10 years old, and is only rotting on bottom where the rain splashes on it from not having gutters. It is a kinda nasty grey black color. Pine does not get silver as nice as oak does it seems. Also, under the eaves it will stay gold a long time where the sun and rain can’t get to it.
All I have a picture of right now is the house (at night) as I was adding a porch and sidewalk- you can see the color a little.

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii49/wheelharp/houseSW-1.jpg

I wouldn’t use urethane or spar varnish. It’s hard to coat rough sawed stuff with it, plus…unless you put a TON of it on there, when it starts peeling or weathering it leaves areas real bright where it is protected, and nasty grey stuff where it peels = looks blotchy and nasty. The treatments that soak in will protect beyond just the surface, and if they do start to deteriorate and you don’t catch it in time…it’s a gradual transition that looks natural. The first time on fresh wood will have to be redone the next year, but only every 3 to 5 years afterwards- Not hard to do with an airless sprayer. I rented one first time, but bought one recently…good to have for other projects too!

-- Jon

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TheBee

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#14 posted 1997 days ago

Hi Everyone, Thanks again for the comments.

Jaxx, What is your thought on making the doors match ?

JonJ, Thanks for the picture, it looks great. I put old corragated aluminum around the sides where the eaves are, to make it look old and protect it from the water . My hopes were to make it look like it has been there a long time. Larry

-- It is, what it is.

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SCOTSMAN

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#15 posted 1997 days ago

Looks great I think this is a fabulouly large shop .Wihin reason you cant have too big a shop really anyway can’t we get a peak inside to view the goodies on display lol just being myself I love to see other’s workshops well done you have done a very fine job kindest regards Alistair

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